RIVM, the collective Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs) in collaboration with GGD GHOR, the NIVEL Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research and ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre have developed a new monitor: the Integrated Health Monitor
Insight into hospital admissions for acute respiratory infections
In order to achieve an accurate overview of how often respiratory infections occur in the Netherlands, it is important to know how many patients are admitted to hospital with a respiratory infection.
Situation growing worse in the Netherlands
In the week from 17 to 23 March, 46,005 people received a positive test result for COVID-19, an increase of 16% compared to the week before that. The reproduction number continued to rise, from 1.06 on 1 March to 1.11 on 8 March.
Number of positive COVID-19 tests at the same level as last week
In the week from 2 to 9 March, 31,959 people received a positive test result for COVID-19, about the same as in the week before that. More than 360,000 people were tested, an increase of nearly 14% compared to the week before that.
Policy on coronavirus measures causes friction, but compliance is still high for now
Compliance with the coronavirus measures in the Netherlands, such as the night-time curfew, working from home and avoiding crowds, is still high.
Slight decrease in number of new COVID-19 infections reported
3,588 new COVID-19 infections were reported last week. That is 425 fewer confirmed cases reported than the week before that.
Sewage from 10 million people examined for the presence of the novel coronavirus
Since April 2020, RIVM has been examining weekly samples of sewage from sewage treatment plants for the presence of the novel coronavirus.
Over 4,000 new infections, more hospitalisations
4,013 new COVID-19 infections were reported last week. The number of newly identified infections is about the same as last week. The number of hospitalisations and deaths has increased.
Rising trend in confirmed COVID-19 cases continues
4,036 new COVID-19 infections were reported over the past week.